China's infant formula market seen as challenging place to operate

Why near-term takeover of Mead Johnson unlikely

A new year, re-heated M&A speculation. Takeover talk is again centred on US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson, often seen as a target...

Mexico's food security could be threatened by Trump election, consumer advocates argue

2017: policy hotspots in LatAm, Asia and Australia

In part two of his survey of the food policy areas to watch worldwide in 2017, just-food's contributing editor Ben Cooper runs the rule over...

'Manufacturers need powerful smart data – combination of big data and analytics'

Why smart data key amid grocer range re-sets

With grocers monitoring the size and performance of their ranges more closely than ever, manufacturers are having to look at how their produ...

May said UK would look for new 'comprehensive free trade agreement', giving 'greatest possible access' to single market.

2017: food policy hotspots in the UK, EU and US

Following the seismic political shocks of 2016, the food sector has much to ponder as the new year gets underway. just-food contributing edi...

Asked if Trump would be good for their business, 52% of readers were 'neutral'

Trump seen as negative for global food trade

The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politic...

B&G sees Green Giant return to growth

Analysis: B&G Foods balancing growth and decline

Acquisitions have enabled B&G Foods to rapidly scale up in recent years. The company has grown from sales of around US$600m in 2012 to a for...

Premier Foods has more to worry about than Brexit - editor's viewpoint 19 Jan 17

This week's profit warning from Premier Foods plc dismayed the market with analysts expressing concern about the UK group's ability to pass on Brexit-linked cost increases, the performance of its brands and its promotional strategy.

The food market in 2017 - consumer trends and M&A 18 Jan 17

In an uncertain business environment, with executives watching closely how the incoming President Trump could affect areas from regulations to trade, how the UK’s Brexit talks could unfold and how major European economies will vote in a series of elections in 2017, where are the opportunities for M&A in the international food sector this year? Dean Best reports.

Thought Leaders

Aryzta reveals "disappointing" trading

John Shepherd | 24 Jan 17 Aryzta said performance in five months ending December was 'unexpected and extremely disappointing'

Aryzta today (24 January) warned the underlying earnings for its current financial year were "tracking around 20%" down on the previous 12 months, with the bakery products supplier pointing to challenges in North America and the impact of Brexit.

India food concerned at 'junk-food tax' talk

Raghavendra Verma | 23 Jan 17 India's government reported to be considering fiscal measures on 'junk food'

India's food processing industry is calling for detailed discussions on reports the central government is planning to impose sugar and fat taxes on what it regards as ‘junk food’.

Proposed lawsuits add to Bellamy's Australia woes

John Shepherd | 23 Jan 17 Proposed class actions adding to pressure on Australian infant formula maker Bellamy's

Troubled infant formula manufacturer Bellamy's Australia, which saw its CEO replaced earlier this month amid forecasts of a steep decline in annual profits, is facing two proposed class-action lawsuits from investors.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:48pm 24 Jan 2017)

Walsh Mushrooms buys Irish peer Golden Mushrooms

Dutch agency recommends eating less meat

Ukraine's Roshen plans Russia candy plant halt

COFCO Meat Holdings expects jump in FY profits

Gundagai Meat Processors start expansion project

Beingmate Baby & Child Food forecasts 2016 loss

J & J Snack Foods books higher Q1 sales, earnings

Pinnacle Foods updates 2016 earnings forecast

Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 Jan 17

Raghavendra VermaPatanjali Ayurved targeting US$15bn in sales by March 2020, Balkrishna says

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Chaucer Food Group CEO Andy Ducker on sale to Nagatanien Holdings and plans for expansion - interview 20 Dec 16

Katy AskewChaucer Food Group's B2B and branded businesses can thrive, CEO Ducker says

Chaucer Food Group, the UK freeze-dried fruit company recently snapped up by Japanese food business Nagatanien Holdings, has some significant plans to grow. CEO Andy Ducker spoke to just-food about Chaucer's ambitions and how Nagatanien's ownership will support expansion. 

Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn on UK popcorn firm's ambitions - interview 19 Dec 16

John ShepherdPropercorn has recently entered the Swedish and Norwegian markets

Less than three months after securing investment from the founders of the Innocent Drinks smoothies, UK popcorn maker Propercorn has added to its list of export markets and is also expanding its portfolio. As Propercorn prepares to enter its sixth year of operations, John Shepherd caught up with Propercorn co-founder Ryan Kohn to find out what the next moves ahead for the company might be.

One major investment bank believes US-China trade war unlikely

David Leggett, just-food editorial team David Leggett | 23 Jan 17

Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.

UK food industry gives cautious welcome to Theresa May's Brexit speech

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 18 Jan 17

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has shed some light on what she wants from the country's negotiations to leave the EU and its post-Brexit future - and the food sector has given her speech a cautious welcome.

Unilever - consumers in emerging markets care more about sustainability

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 5 Jan 17

Unilever, one of the consumer goods companies seen in the vanguard of sustainable business, has issued data it claims shows the issue is a bigger driver of shopper behaviour in emerging markets than in the developed world.

President Trump takes office

President Trump takes office

What could lie ahead for the food sector under the Trump administration?

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

How will 2017 shape up for the food industry?

We present the results of our 2017 Confidence Survey and take a deeper look at areas including consumer trends, foodservice and the digital sphere.

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

Bellamy's Australia under pressure

The infant formula and baby food business has come under scrutiny over concerns about its business in China.

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette under scrutiny

The finances of the owner of William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats are in the spotlight after an audit revealed "a misrepresentation of the group's accounts over several years".

Global Chocolate Confectionery Overview: Challenges, Opportu

Global Chocolate Confectionery Overview: Challenges, Opportunities and Risks

Substitution for other snacks, negative health perceptions and a slowdown in growth in promising markets threatens to undermine the global chocolate confectionery market. With more snacks now available, chocolate is losing its dominant position as the default snack for many. This threat brings about opportunities that may cause a permanent shift in how chocolate is consumed around the world, with the product becoming more visible in the markets of Asia while becoming less of an impulse choice..... Read more

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Redefining Snacks: From Conventional Snacks to Snack Replacements

Published: June 2016 - ($1325.00)

Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: July 2016 - ($125.00)

China Foodservice: The Future of Foodservice in China to 2020

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Cheese: Opportunities and Threats in the Mature Markets

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